A former MP who misplaced her seat within the General Election has hit out at folks staring at her as she queued at the native Job Centre.
Laura Smith was elected as MP for Crewe and Nantwich in 2017 however was defeated by Conservative Party Kieran Mullan when voters went to polls in December.
Today she revealed a ‘bizarre’ encounter by which somebody took an unsolicited image of her at the Job Centre and requested: ‘Are you the actual Laura?’
But the defiant mum-of-two says she is ‘not ashamed’ as she was merely doing what tens of millions of others within the nation have had to do.
Recalling her expertise on Twitter, she added: ‘I’ve misplaced my job and in contrast to many in Parliament I don’t have a household fortune to fall again on. What do folks count on you to do?’
Replying to feedback on Twitter, she mentioned she’s ‘not bothered’ however although it was ‘odd how shocked people are’.
She added: ‘I’ve received 2 youngsters and a pair of aged folks to look after. I’ll do what I’ve to do.’
Followers have been fast to dismiss the misunderstanding that every one MPs are millionaires or members of the aristocracy.
According to bills watchdog the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, departing MPs are entitled to a resettlement allowance, equal to a month’s wage for annually of service, capped at 6 months, or £33,500.
Those who misplaced their seats obtain their wage up to and together with polling day.
MPs who’ve served for at least two years obtain a Loss of Office fee.
It is equal to double their statutory redundancy entitlement, which takes under consideration age, weekly pay and variety of years on the job.
For instance, an MP on the £74,000 wage, who has been in workplace for 12 years and is over the age of 50, is probably going to get round £17,100 as their Loss of Office fee.